Glasair Aviation USA, an industry leader in light aircraft design, manufacture, and builder-assist programs, is seeking a qualified Cost Accountant. This position will be expected to drive COGS tracking, analysis, and reporting to enable strategic decisions in maximizing the Company’s profitability. In fulfilling this role the Cost Accountant will be the lead member of the ERP team in configuring and utilizing our system to enable accurate COGS tracking. Once cost accounting is functioning properly there is upside into wider responsibility as the company grows.
- Take the lead role in further leveraging our ERP system utilization including evaluation of current software modules and use methods, craft improvements strategy, oversee and drive deployment of same.
- Construct improved data accumulation systems and incorporate into improved COGS accuracy.
- Monitor manufacturing order variances and ensure labor and material costs are recorded correctly to control expenditures.
- Provide financial analysis of manufacturing processes and direct labor to drive key business performance indicators.
- Prepare reports for management specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products.
- Work with Engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
- Thorough knowledge and in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP)
- Minimum 2+ years cost analysis experience in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis in COGS tracking and analysis
- Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
- High proficiency with MS Excel and ERP/MRP systems, experience with Sage 100 a plus!
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The cost accountant generally works in an office environment, but is expected to be highly familiar with all production operations, and to regularly visit all significant company operations. As such, the cost accountant may be exposed to fumes, dust, fibers, chemicals and other hazards associated with a manufacturing facility.
Position requires regular walking, sitting, ability to climb stairs regularly, and ability to see and manipulate data using a computer and mouse.